Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 220 HS / ELPH 300 HS
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Failed after a few months
D. Lee, Amazon
24 July 2012
Summary: The camera takes great pictures, and the video button on the back is a nice touch. Otherwise, it's pretty much like any other point-and-shoot. But after 7 months, the LCD display on the back just died completely, making the camera useless. I found a number of complaints on other sites about the LCD display dying like that.
Summary: I've had this camera now for a year, and here are my thoughts: 1) Nice and compact, I can wear it around my neck (neck strap not included, you must find one separately) all day and not notice the weight. 2) You can't take a pic unless you have a camera, and you don't have to worry about the weight making you keep it at home. 3) The black paint wears off a lot over time, exposing bare metal underneath.
Summary: sadly i did not purchase this camera from amazon, but from best buy, as I scored a great deal. be that as it may, this camera does not perform any better than my canon a630 which is ~5 years old. I got the black version which has a rough textured feel, which i kind of like. zoom is loud and camera is always constantly re-focusing. several times the camera would just "freeze" with the screen black and with the green light above the play button stuck on.
Summary: Love the size of this camera. Not thrilled about the quality. Seems like the plastic battery/memory card slot cover could snap off easily. Not a whole lot of options on this thing, but it seems to take decent pics. Movie quality is okay. Overall, I'm underwelmed.
You've got to pay more if you wish to video indoors at low light
R. Oswald, Amazon
27 May 2012
Summary: A fine camera, but a bit disappointed when using it to film orchestra performances indoors at low light levels. Other that that a good product, though if I could stand to take a larger camera along with the family on trips, I'd own a larger, better camera instead. Size matters, and in this particular case, the smaller the better.
Summary: We have had our camera for about 5 months. I have been getting an error 32 message for at least 2 months. The camera shuts down and needs to be restarted. Also, the camera cannot be recognized on my iMac which is running OS 10.4.11 (Tiger). I need to upgrade to at least 10.5 (which means I'll lose Photoshop 7). The camera did work with iPhoto, but does not appear on the computer's desktop, just in iPhoto's window. However, it recently quit working with iPhoto.
Summary: After reading most of the reviews, I decided that this would be a great gift for my sisters birthday. The price was affordable and there did not seem to be much of a huge difference upgrading to the newer models. In addition, I was looking for a simple point and shoot camera that would take quick shots, to avoid that "oh please take that damn shot" moment, as you wait. The specs state 1.5 seconds, which is very respectable... until you use the flash. More on this below.
Summary: Recently purchased this camera elsewhere...Amazon you need to reduce your prices a lot more..I got the red one for even cheaper than the price of your black one. Anyway, previously had an Olympus Fe340, 8MP, great little camera with excellent photo quality, unfortunately one day it just stopped working so I needed a new one. My first digital was Canon and still going strong so I figured I'd return to Canon...after reading reviews here and elsewhere I decided on this one.
Summary: I got this one from Amazon last year for a trip to China. My wife used it primarily and I used for a few times since my main camera is a DSLR. If you are serious about image quality, this one would NOT work for you. It can only serve as a travel camera that has better pictures than cellphones. My very first Canon digital camera was also purchased from Amazon. It was way back in 2004 and the model was S500. Unfortunately, my mother-in-law broke it four years ago.